Sierra High's Will Ward and Scott Thomason were rewarded with the Valley Oak League's top honors after anchoring the Timberwolves' first 14-0 finish in conference play.
The basketball season continues for four Manteca area teams Wednesday.
Juniors Tia Sidtikun and Ruth Waters represent Ripon High on the all-Trans Valley League girls basketball first team.
Turlock had an opportunity to at least extend the game with Sierra sophomore reliever Dakota Conners on the mound in a nonleague contest Monday.
Cassie Waggy, a 2011 graduate of East Union High, helped power Division-I Lehigh's softball to two wins in the Rebel Spring Games Monday.
The Manteca High boys tennis team came out of the California High School Classic with just one win in five matches.
SACRAMENTO - Sierra High's boys basketball team got beat at its own game in its biggest game of the season.
Even in defeat, Ripon High's boys basketball team walked out of the Modesto Christian gym in Salida with new-found swagger back on Feb. 10.
The all-Valley Oak League major awards were fittingly split between the co-championship girls basketball teams.
Manteca High alumnus Paul Lyons IV was the runner-up finisher in the 60-meter dash during the Big Sky Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships last Saturday at Walkup Skydome (Flagstaff, Ariz.), and it was a close second.
East Union's baseball team routed first-year varsity Gregori 13-3 in a mercy-shortened nonleague affair in Salida. The win moves the Lancers to 3-0.
Eleven years to the day, head coach Scott Thomason and Sierra High's boys basketball team will return to Power Balance Pavilion Friday to play top-seeded Foothill of Sacramento for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III championship
East Union's boys golf team teed off its promising 2012 season with a 202-215 win over Ripon Wednesday at Manteca Park Golf Course. The nonleague match pitted two of the area's top teams.
The Sierra High girls soccer team took down three-time defending San Joaquin Athletic Association champion Lodi 2-0 Wednesday at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
SACRAMENTO - The game starts before the game for a perimeter marksman like Tim Thornton.
RIPON - A devastating knee injury derailed Jacqui Uecker's senior season at Ripon High, but she remained positive that her ultimate dream of playing volleyball for a four-year university would eventually come to fruition.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
Paul Lyons finished strong in his junior season for the Sacramento State men's track and field team, but it wasn't quite good enough for him to make his first appearance in the NCAA Championships.
STOCKTON - Ripon High shortstop Jarrod Andrews made the defensive play of the game, and it was he who scored the final run to end the 25th Annual High School All-Star Baseball Classic at Delta College's Nick Cecchetti Field on Friday.
Three of seven hits were triples for the Manteca Little League Tigers, who ran away from Tracy American 14-5 Tuesday in the quarterfinal round of the District 67 Minors Tournament of Champions at Brock Elliot School.
Brian Goulart and his East Union softball team aren't done celebrating yet.
STOCKTON - John Ward doesn't have fond memories of Sierra.
STOCKTON - Since taking over his alma mater in 2002, Manteca High head coach Eric Reis has built a winning program steeped in tradition anchored by dominant linemen.
STOCKTON - Steven Martinez, a bull of a lineman at 5-foot-11, 290 pounds, couldn't wait between turns to go toe-to-toe with other touted linemen from the county.
The area's two qualifiers for the CIF State Track & Field Championships ended their high school careers in the preliminary round Friday in Clovis.
Isaac Searcy threw all but two pitches for the Cardinals and hit a pair of doubles to help defeat the Red Sox 6-3 on Friday for the Manteca Little League major division championship.
Cherish Burks, Darian Van Der Maaten, Leo Soto and 11 other recent graduates from the Manteca area will don their high school jerseys one last time.
Hayden Beier was the lone three-event winner in individual races for the Manteca Dolphins, who placed second in a Mid-Valley League tri-meet at the Ervin Zador Aquatics Center in Ripon last Saturday, May 30.
Aysia Cortez added another achievement to her already-impressive 2015 run on the wrestling mat.
Nine players from the Ripon and Ripon Christian baseball teams earned all-league honors, with Indians junior Angelo Baciocco getting the nod for the Most Valuable Offensive Player in the Trans-Valley League.